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by Jennifer
Today, 16:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 103
Views: 3298

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Even after the vile racism of Trump's latest rally turning into an anti-Omar rally, complete with chants of "send her back!," Republicans can't bring themselves to condemn Trump's comments without whatabouting Democrats. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/republicans-trump-ilhan-omar-send-h...
by Jennifer
Today, 15:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2040
Views: 96312

Re: Home $weet Home

In all seriousness, Spanish does generally require more words than English to say the same thing. I know when I visit touristy spots (like the science museum), when they have pamphlets in multiple languages I'll compare the Spanish and English versions -- the section in English subheaded "Visitor In...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 23:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6603
Views: 222831

Re: Orange is the new President

The Trump rally turned into an anti-Ilhan Omar rally, complete with chants of "Send her back!"

I agree with Balko's take: "This is chilling shit. The idiot is going to get people killed."

by Jennifer
Yesterday, 07:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9696
Views: 401979

Re: Petty annoyances

A few days ago, after our latest unexpected water shutdown followed by "The water has come back but WTF it's the color of a two-flusher after only the first flush," Jeff suggested we buy some water-filter pitchers. So we bought two Brita pitchers plus some extra filters, filled the pitchers accordin...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 04:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

After that smuggled audiotape of the wailing children in the euphemism camp a few months ago, while staff laughed and joked how they sounded like "an orchestra" -- I see no reason to doubt the staff's utter callousness.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 04:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

And there was this:


Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks confronts ICE director Thomas Homan - and compares ICE raids to Nazis raids.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 04:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

"Sophie's Choice" was a Holocaust novel, Mo. Her parents should have given her another name, if they wanted their story to avoid coming across as hyperbolic and unserious.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 03:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16756

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

I mean, fair enough. If you lack all empathy and don't take things affecting people's lives seriously, Trump's kind of a hoot. Or if you've always had empathy and are grading on a curve. Grading empathy on the curve is exactly the problem, Warren. "Speaking as one who is neither an immigrant nor a ...
by Jennifer
15 Jul 2019, 01:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

I've already laid out my view on this but just to reiterate I think using Holocaust symbology is both inaccurate and counter productive. Except it's not explicit Holocaust/Nazi comparisons sparking the outrage; even the straightforward term "concentration camps" without modifiers such as "like the ...
by Jennifer
15 Jul 2019, 01:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The "Historically Rich" game
Replies: 71
Views: 958

Re: The "Historically Rich" game

Still, I suspect even the more prosperous artisans and tradespeople -- let alone the Elizabethan equivalent of minimum-wage workers -- had to work a hell of a lot longer than 100 hours, to earn enough to buy a milch cow. If we learned nothing else from Fiddler On The Roof , it's that it was better ...
by Jennifer
14 Jul 2019, 23:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The "Historically Rich" game
Replies: 71
Views: 958

Re: The "Historically Rich" game

My banker wants to know where you all are buying all these 600 dollar cows. I reckon I'd go to the hardware store and load up on tools and hardware. A box of hinges ought to make you rich. Serious question: do you know what it would cost for an American today to buy a healthy young cow with several...
by Jennifer
14 Jul 2019, 22:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6603
Views: 222831

Re: Orange is the new President

Later Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter that the country she "come(s) from" and "swears to" is the US and suggested that Trump is "angry because you can't conceive of an America that includes us." "You rely on a frightened America for your plunder," the New Yorker wrote in a tweet. Hmm. On the...
by Jennifer
14 Jul 2019, 22:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

My mistake, Painboy. I meant to say "History will look kindly upon these photos of Pence." Wait did you post that tweet approvingly? My apologies, I was rolling my eyes at the tweet not you. Oh well I guess everything is Nazis now. Carry on. Other than "forcing people into death chambers where they...
by Jennifer
14 Jul 2019, 16:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The "Historically Rich" game
Replies: 71
Views: 958

Re: The "Historically Rich" game

My banker wants to know where you all are buying all these 600 dollar cows. I reckon I'd go to the hardware store and load up on tools and hardware. A box of hinges ought to make you rich. Serious question: do you know what it would cost for an American today to buy a healthy young cow with several...
by Jennifer
14 Jul 2019, 16:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 573
Views: 38348

Re: Ladyfashun

Speaking of hairstyles: modern humans have existed for about 250k years, and for the overwhelming majority of that time, I'd wager every human head on Earth that wasn't bald was covered in dreadlocks (which is basically the default style of any hair that is never cut, washed, combed or brushed). I r...
by Jennifer
14 Jul 2019, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

I wonder how much damage the ICE raids are doing to people across the country today.
by Jennifer
14 Jul 2019, 06:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

The really scary thing -- regarding Pence's photo op with prisoners in overcrowded cages -- is, that's what they're WILLING to show the world about our camps. Think how much worse it is that they're not showing.
by Jennifer
14 Jul 2019, 00:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The "Historically Rich" game
Replies: 71
Views: 958

Re: The "Historically Rich" game

I also saw this one particular goblet which, at first glance and from a distance (without my glasses on), looked like an ornate heavy pewter thing, though on closer inspection it was obviously a cheap plastic decoration from a Halloween store. You just reminded me that quality glass was incredibly ...
by Jennifer
13 Jul 2019, 22:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The "Historically Rich" game
Replies: 71
Views: 958

Re: The "Historically Rich" game

On a vaguely related note, yesterday I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and they had an exhibit, which I unfortunately didn't get to spend too much time at, that explored how much various European art and artifacts were worth at the time they were made. Of course, saying "this was 10 ducats" ...
by Jennifer
13 Jul 2019, 22:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

For the record, I have been donating to organizations that work on criminal justice reform for a long time now. But I suppose it is hypocritical of me to be even more upset now that small children are being shoved into similarly inhumane conditions. Damned straight it is. Do you seriously expect an...
by Jennifer
13 Jul 2019, 22:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 573
Views: 38348

Re: Ladyfashun

I've recently been window-shopping* for a blonde wig. Wigs that are all one uniform color are available but surprisingly uncommon. Much more popular are wigs with darker roots, in what I assume is an attempt to look more realistic (makes sense) and ride the ombre trend (would make sense if that tre...
by Jennifer
13 Jul 2019, 21:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 573
Views: 38348

Re: Ladyfashun

There's a weird type of shirt I've been seeing lately, and I wonder if there is a specific name for it? At first glance it looks like a regular button-front bouse ... but when all the buttons are undone, the bottom front pieces of the shirt are still sewn together, meaning you STILL have to put it o...
by Jennifer
13 Jul 2019, 21:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Otooh pence has no base and everyone thinks he's a shitty robot so ehhh. Pence has no inherent base, but there's a dismayingly large number of Americans who seem to have the attitude "Look, I'm not saying I approve of what we're doing to those people in our concentration camps ... but if I condemn ...
by Jennifer
13 Jul 2019, 16:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

My mistake, Painboy. I meant to say "History will look kindly upon these photos of Pence."
by Jennifer
13 Jul 2019, 16:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

History will not look kindly upon the photos of Pence touring our concentration camps.

At least he wasn't speaking alone with a woman other than his spouse, though. THAT would be IMMORAL.